Friday, 22 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 22-1-2016

Right … 

That’s THAT done … 

I mentioned, yesterday, that I’d be putting a version of Ubuntu onto my sister old machine: then selling it on.

I’ve got the first half done: I’ve now got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, sitting in the hallway.

What’s surprised me … ?   Is the amount of interest I’ve had in the thing: even running an obscure OS. Although I’ve had to turn down at least one person: who wanted to use it to back up her daughter’s iPhone.

Hopefully, though … ?

Hopefully, I’ll be able to match it to to a buyer who doesn’t need specific Windows based software.   And get a good price, for it.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, folks.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 22nd January, 1875, saw the birth of director, D. W. Griffith.   His best known — or most notorious — film, The Birth of a Nation, was originally released when: 1914, 1915 or 1916?
Q2) 22nd January, 2006, saw Evo Morales assume office: as president of where?
Q3) 22nd January, 1980, saw Dr Andrei Sakharov sent into exile: for criticizing his country’s government.   Which country was that: the People’s Republic of China, the USA or the USSR?
Q4) 22nd January, 1946, saw the founding of the Central Intelligence Group.   The Group was the fore-runner to WHICH US agency?
Q5) Finally … 22nd January, 1941, saw Commonwealth forces capture where: Tobruk, Torremolinos or Tunis?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st January was the date of the very first Monte Carlo Rally.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
A1) 1911.
Q2) The rally starts in various locations: it finishes in which city?
A2) Monte Carlo.   Obviously …
Q3) Town, city, ward: call it what you will.   But the Rally’s finishing point is in which small state?
A3) Monaco.   (I could never work out if it’s mo-NA-co or MON-a-co.)
Q4) The rally was originally organized by the state’s then Prince: Albert 1st.   Who’s the current Prince?
A4) Albert 2nd, eldest son of Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly.
Q5) The first winner of the Rally — Henri Rougier — drove a Turcat-Méry.   Turcat-Méry ceased production, when: 1927, 1928 or 1929?
A5) 1928.
Q6) The 1966 Rally saw controversy, when the first four cars were ruled ineligible for having the wrong kind of what: headlamp bulbs, brakes or indicators?
A6) Headlamp bulbs.
Q7) Three of those four cars were Mini Coopers.   The other was what: a Jensen FF, a Ford Cortina or a Nissan Sunny?
A7) A Ford Cortina.
Q8) The Rally goes through the Col de Turini.   The Col is a special stage with lots of what: hairpin bends, forest tracks or a mountainous region?
A8) Hairpin bends.
Q9) The winner of the 2014 Rally — the most recently held, at the time of writing — was Sébastien Ogier.   Who was he driving for: M-Sport WRT, Volkswagen Motorsport or Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT?
A9) Volkswagen Motorsport.
Q10) Finally … the film, Monte Carlo Or Bust saw its UK release when: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
A10) 1969.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humour.”
Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, born 22 January 1934.
And this song by Orianthi …

Have a good day …

*        Ah, sounds like it’s from The Unadulterated Cat, Debbi.   I’m going to have to sit down with that!   (Oh, Death likes cats.   And curries …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1915
Q2) Bolivia
Q4) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Q5) Tobruk
I thought I had entered one of your quizzes yesterday but the questions are not familiar. I wonder what did I do...
Good luck with the computer

Debbi said...

I took a picture. I'll get it up on Facebook soon! :)

1. 1915
2. Bolivia
3. the USSR
4. the CIA
5. Tobruk